|Lucille's Cooky Bible|
As I've gradually gone through my Gram's boxes of recipes in the last decade since her death I've been delighted to see that she saved recipes, made notes, and added dates just like I do. (Must be the German gene for careful record keeping about which I've heard so much.) She also added housekeeping and moneysaving clippings. This was all clearly from an era when people had more time on their hands--or at least fewer of the distractions we have these days. The moment I cracked the cover of her Betty Crocker Cooky Book (the publishing date is not to be found because the inside cover and other pages with possible indicators are plastered with clipped recipe, but circa 1960 is a good guess) there was a rush of memories. My grandmother's handwriting, the dates she made these cookies, and the washed out vintage photos of things I'd eaten growing up all sent me into nostalgia mode. Wow! The last thing to do is prepare some of these goodies and taste the memories as well.
|Recipe clippings plaster the inside cover.|
|My Gram's handwriting|
|Handwritten on the inside back cover.|
|My Great Grandma's Sugar Cookie Recipe, which I|
successfully converted to gluten-free this year.
|My Great Aunt Irene's attempts. She's still around to tell.|
|Jim Dandies--definitely making this blast from the past.|
|Vintage packaging ideas|
|Vintage ads from the Milwaukee Sentinel, 1965|
|My list 2013, her list 1999--note that she admits to|
supplementing w/ some from a church cookie sale.
|The next generation of bakers at the helm|
|She stuck in her thumb...|
|Using our homegrown/homemade gooseberry jam|
|A little taste for the baker--note the mess around her mouth in every pic.|
|Gluten-Free Chai Spice Cutouts|
|My Great Gram's Sugar Cookies|
|It would pain her that I made them gluten-free, but I|
was happy w/ how they turned out
|…Lay them straight|